Abstract

This study focuses on the use of a humanoid robot to facilitate the initiation of social engagement behaviors in two children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Approximately 10 minutes of a 50-minute treatment session were devoted to interaction using a humanoid robot, Troy, to facilitate interactions with a graduate clinician or caretaker. These interactions were recorded, analyzed, and coded in 5 s intervals. This study focused specifically on the children's initiations of social engagement behaviors. Results suggested that the robot had potential to facilitate social engagement between the children and the adults.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders

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Date Submitted

2011-11-29

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4843

Keywords

autism, robotics, joint attention

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Psychology Commons

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